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2024 VEX Robotics World Championship - VEX Robotics Competition Middle School Event

Date
28-Apr-2024 - 30-Apr-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
RE-VRC-23-3691
Program
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Field Control System
Smart Field Control
Capacity
498
Spots Open
7
Event Region
Texas - Region 2
Standard Registration Opens
21-Dec-2023 08:00 EST
Registration Deadline
9-Apr-2024 20:00 EDT
Payment Deadline
31-Mar-2024 20:00 EDT
Price
$1800.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Event Description

The VEX Robotics World Championship, presented by the Northrop Grumman Foundation, will take place April 25 through May 3, 2024 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas. The annual event brings together the top VEX IQ Robotics Competition, VEX Robotics Competition, and VEX U teams from around the globe to celebrate their accomplishments and participate in the 2023-2024 games to be crowned champions.

VRC teams will compete in the exciting 2023-2024 game, Over Under, to earn a spot at this prestigious event.


Grade Level: Middle School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: Remote Interviews & Notebooks

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 28-Apr-2024 - 30-Apr-2024

Venue/Location:
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas
650 South Griffin Street
Dallas, Texas 75202
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

Click the links below for the 2024 VEX Robotics World Championship Agenda.

Volunteer

Whether you participate solo or with a group of friends, family, or coworkers, you’ll make a huge impact on students’ lives as they pursue their STEM dreams. Volunteering for VEX Worlds is a fun and exciting opportunity to get to know the robotics community!

Interested in Volunteering at VEX Worlds 2024?

Head over to the Volunteer Management site for details and to sign up!

Want to earn a Fast Pass for the team of your choice?

Fast passes will be offered to volunteers that sign up and volunteer during the VEX Worlds Championship. More details soon.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Teams will be notified, via email, if any event occurs that would jeopardize the VEX Robotics World Championship.

Refund and Payment Policies

VEX Robotics World Championship registration cancellations must be received by 5:00 PM, CT on April 4, 2024, in order to receive a full refund. All cancellations must be emailed to [email protected] with the team number and the contact information for the team. Teams that cancel after 5:00 PM, CT on April 4, 2024, will not receive a refund for their registration fee.

Note: In order to be "paid in full" by the deadline, complete payment of registration fees must be received by the REC Foundation Accounting Department.

Health and Safety Policies

The REC Foundation welcomes thousands of teams every year to the VEX Robotics World Championship presented by Northrop Grumman Foundation, providing world-class service, experience, and fun in a safe and secure environment. 

To ensure the health and safety for all participants, we ask that all registered teams take the time to review the policies and guidelines listed below, including the links provided. By registering your team for the event, you are acknowledging these policies and guidelines and your agreement to comply with such policies and guidelines for the duration of the event.  

The REC Foundation’s Code of Conduct 

We hold ourselves and our community accountable for respectful, safe, and ethical conduct at all REC Foundation-hosted or sanctioned events, per our Code of Conduct

COVID-19 Policy

In accordance with the latest Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas (KBHCCD), local, state, and national guidelines, the REC Foundation will not require masks to be worn inside or outside the event. Individuals are encouraged to make their own choice regarding the wearing or not wearing of a mask. 

If you or your team members feel sick while you are in attendance at the event, we ask that you follow the CDC recommendations of: 

  • Check symptoms
  • Quarantine & Isolate
  • Testing & Masks 

Helpful Links:

Security and Safety 

The REC Foundation, in partnership with KBHCC security, the Dallas Police Department, and DART police, will provide additional security support for the duration of the event. The facility is open to the general public, so we advise all teams to keep valuable items with you or take the proper security measures to protect your valuable items. 

Date: 28-Apr-2024 - 30-Apr-2024
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas
650 South Griffin Street
Dallas, Texas 75202
United States

Travel Info

Lodging

We are excited you will be attending the 2024 VEX Robotics World Championship! All attendees are asked to book their hotel accommodations through Team Travel Source, the Official Housing Company for the VEX Robotics World Championship. Booking through TTS allows us to secure the highest quality rooms at the best possible group pricing.

Note: When planning travel dates/times, keep in the mind the following:

  • Teams should arrive at the venue by 8AM on their first day of competition.
  • Teams must depart after closing ceremonies.

More Information:

Webcast

For event broadcasts and live results from the VEX Robotics World Championship, visit VEX TV.

Judging Format

For more information on judging, visit the VEX Worlds site.

Know Before You Go

VEX World Robotics Championship Policies

Please review the following VEX Worlds policies.:

  • Policy for Use of Mobility Devices

  • Service Animal Policy: NO animals are allowed at VEX Worlds except for Service Animals. Specifically, a Service Animal means any dog that is trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability.

    Pets providing emotional support, well-being, comfort or companionship are not recognized as service animals under ADA Regulations.
  • Credit and Debit Cards Only. No Cash is accepted at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.

  • No Public Wifi Available. Wifi interferes with the technology needed to run matches and will not be available within the venue.

  • No Outside Food and Drink Permitted. Food is available for purchase at several locations within the venue via credit card or meal vouchers.

  • Firearm Policy 

    • No Permitless Carry
      Pursuant to section 30.05, penal code (criminal trespass), a person may not enter this property with a firearm.

    • Concealed Handguns Prohibited
      Pursuant to section 30.06, penal code (trespass by holder of license to carry a concealed handgun), a person licensed under subchapter H, chapter 411, government code (concealed handgun law), may not enter this property with a concealed handgun.

    • Openly Carried Handguns Prohibited
      Pursuant to section 30.07, penal code (trespass by license holder with an openly carried handgun), a person licensed under subchapter H, chapter 411, government code (handgun licensing law), may not enter this property with a handgun that is carried openly.

  • No Drugs/Alcohol permitted pursuant to the REC Foundation code of conduct.

  • No Flags in the Dome. With the exception of flags representing your country or tribal nation, no flags may be brought into the Dome. Spectators may bring hand held rally signs to cheer their teams.

  • No Open Flames, Fireworks, or balloons that float.

  • No Smoking or Vaping or fog machines Within the Venue.

  • Seating In The Dome Is Limited. Priority given to participating teams. For overflow, finals will be streamed into the divisions.

  • Code of Conduct. Everyone entering the venue must abide by REC Foundation’s code of conduct. Review the Code of Conduct here.

  • Teams May Decorate Their Pit Area. Only tape is permitted to affix decor to the pit area.

    • Pit size = 8' x 8', constructed of pipe and drape. Any items brought to the event must fit inside this area, including practice fields.

    • Pipe and drape can't be removed. Pits may not be combined (structural + safety issues)

    • 1 table, 2 chairs, 1 wastebasket will be provided in pit

    • These items, plus any items the team brings must be contained within the pit at all times per Fire Marshall policy and security

    • All items to be used in pit (example: Chairs, tables) must remain in pit area.

  • Pit Areas Are Not Secure. Please be mindful of your belongings. VEX Robotics and the REC Foundation are not responsible for missing or lost items.

  • Lost And Found. For lost and found and missing children, visit the Pit Admin.

  • Secure Your Robot. Teams are encouraged to take their robots from the venue at the end of the day.

VEX Worlds Sponsors

VEX Worlds is presented by the Northrop Grumman Foundation and the REC Foundation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waitlist

203 teams are on the waitlist for this event.

Please login to add or remove teams from the waiting list.

Pre-Order your team lunches today!

Please note: Vouchers purchased are only good for the program in which you are competing, during your specific event at Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center’s Sodexo locations.

When and where can I use it?

During your specific event at Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center’s Sodexo locations.  Please note: the vouchers you purchase are only good for the program in which you are competing.

How much is it?

The cost per voucher is $23.00:  includes one (1) meal (value of $21 incl sales tax) + $2 administration fee

What does it include

Each voucher will be redeemable for ONE (1) of the below choices at participating KBHCC Sodexo locations only:

  • Option 1: Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza / Chips OR Cookie / Soda OR Bottled Water (Vegetarian)
  • Option 2: BBQ Sandwich with Chips / Soda OR Bottled Water
  • Option 3: Beef Burger with Cheese (Cheese optional) with Chips / Soda OR Bottled Water
  • Option 4: Black Bean Burger with Chips / Soda OR Bottled Water (Vegetarian)
  • Option 5: Wedge Sandwich with Deli Meat / Chips OR Cookie / Soda OR Bottled Water
  • Option 6: Garden Salad / Small Fruit Cup / Soda OR Bottled Water (Vegetarian/GF)
  • Option 7. Specialty Salad: Chicken or Tofu / Chips OR Cookie / Soda OR Bottled Water (Vegetarian/GF)
  • Option 8. Chicken or Veggie Wrap / Chips OR Cookie / Soda OR Bottled Water (Vegetarian)
  • Option 9. Gluten Free Chicken or Veggie Wrap / Chips OR Cookie / Soda OR Bottled Water (Vegetarian/GF)

Once purchased online, how do I receive them?

Once purchased on Robot Events, the purchaser (or an additional person named on the purchase) will pick up at Pit Administration in Hall D.   PLEASE NOTE: The person picking up the vouchers will be required to show identification and sign for the vouchers, please make sure to bring ID!

As a parent or coach, can I take multiple vouchers to the concession location and pick up food for others?

Be considerate of other teams and guests, please limit the vouchers to five (5) or less per visit. This will allow the Sodexo locations to keep up with demand and better serve everyone!

Important information

  • Vouchers not valid for Croissant Sandwiches
  • Vouchers not accepted at Go Natural, Kay's Place, Maui Wowi, Doc Pop, Tx Acai or any independent vendors
  • VRC Vouchers are valid only for VRC dates listed: 4/25/2024-4/30/2024
  • VIQC vouchers are valid only for VIQRC dates listed: 5/01/2024-5/03/2024 Vouchers are only redeemable at KBHCC Sodexo locations

**Even more important information: **

  • NO Cash Value / NO Substitutions / NO credit returned if full value is not used
  • Lost or stolen Vouchers will not be replaced

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